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Broad-leaved Helleborine

Epipactis helleborine

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Broader than long green pointed sepals with a heart-shaped lip curving backwards, petals pink or purple, forming a long one-sided spike.
Fruit:
A nodding capsule filled with powder-like seeds.
Leaves:
Alternate, stalkless, untoothed leaves. The smaller upper leaves are ovate and tapering. Parallel veins.
Maximum Size:
80cm tall.
Other Names:
Bastard Hellebore, Broadleaf Helleborine, Common Helleborine, Eastern Helleborine, Weed Orchid.
Habitats:
Roadsides, scrub, swamps, woodland.